Immediate Transportation (IT) in-bond movements of merchandise are subject to the BTA regardless of mode and legally require Prior Notice (PN) to be filed before arrival at the first U.S. port of entry. However, such shipments will not be held up by CBP or the FDA for lack of PN alone, barring any other targeting results or extenuating circumstances. Failure to submit PN, inadequate PN, and untimely PN will legally result in an FDA refusal of the shipment, however, CBP and FDA will allow movement to the port of entry where PN must be satisfied, along with all other import requirements, before release of the shipment into the commerce.
Transportation and Exportation (T&E) in-bond movements are subject to the BTA regardless of mode and as such require the filing of PN data prior to arrival at the first U.S. port of entry.
Immediate Exportation (IE) movements are exempt from BTA requirements.